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Have you started a new business during lockdown?

The majority of people will agree that 2020 has been both an unprecedented and unpredictable year. For many of us, our lives were effectively put on hold during the first lockdown and it was during this time where a large number of us participated in a...

Settlement Agreements

Has your employer offered you a settlement agreement as an alternative to redundancy? Are you unsure whether to accept it? Are you looking for advice and assistance? Due to the impact of Covid-19 on businesses across the UK and with the furlough scheme...

Race discrimination at work

Various events have brought the issue of racism to the forefront this year.  These events include the disproportionate number of people of BAME background who have died of coronavirus, increased unemployment within the BAME group as a result of the...

Protecting your territory

Adverse possession land claims – protecting your territory. Adverse possession is a controversial area of law and one commonly known in the media for giving “squatters rights” to land and often causes public outrage. Although not all...

Mental Health - fostering a healthy work environment

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day, and this year's theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health is "mental health for all". 2020 has been a year out of the ordinary, presenting new and difficult challenges, resulting...

What is Contentious Probate?

And the top reasons a dispute arises Contentious probate covers the disputes which arise after somebody dies. The disputes dealt with in this department are extremely varied and are not limited to disputes about the validity of a Will. Here are examples...

Covid Contract Chaos

From Monday 28 September 2020, the rules for Covid secure weddings and sit-down receptions mean that only a maximum of 15 people will be allowed to attend a wedding or civil partnership. These latest changes made by the Government apply to England -...

Can I stop probate?

Caveats, warnings and appearances Following a death, either the executors (as appointed by the will), or the family member entitled to be appointed under the intestacy rules (where there is no will), is under a duty to administer the estate. The personal...

Is my lockdown will invalid?

In order for a will to be valid, its execution needs to comply with various formalities which are set out in the Wills Act 1937. This includes the requirement for the will to be signed in the presence of two or more witnesses. However, social distancing...

Pre-Nups - not just for celebrities and the super-rich!

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives and as we get into the ‘new normal’ we’d like to say congratulations to those couples who have weathered the storm and got engaged during lockdown, and to recognise those couples who have had...
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